I’ve been reading about Hormesis, the exposure to low-level stressors to improve cell health and increase mitochondria. I think expanding my fasting window is going to work well for me on two levels: not only will it help my cells thrive better, but a 14-16-hour daily fasting window will work for my hunger problems as well.
We should all be aware of the times of day we are hungry, moving toward that “hangry” stage. Mine is 3:00-4:00 in the afternoon. Like clockwork. It’s when I can’t resist snacking. So, I’ve moved my eating time for breakfast to 10:30, lunch to 2:30, and dinner at 6:30. That gives my body digest-and-rest time between meals without snacking (many are saying no snacking anymore, and the 5-meal-a-day-plan is out) and increases my fasting time each day. We’ll see how this goes:
Smoothie with coconut milk, spirulina, chlorella, turmeric, collagen, and Fit protein powder
1/2 ground turkey patty. Nothing more. Wasn’t really hungry but had to eat something so I could take my supplements.
6 oz. greens (spinach, kale, romaine), cucumbers, microgreens, sunflower kernels, pecan chips, blue cheese (just a thumbnail size, weaning off cheese) apple cider vinegar, rest of the turkey patty from lunch